Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lovely Flowers

This is a card I came up with for Kristina's Color Inspiration challenge of the week. This is my first attempt at one of her color challenges and I really enjoyed it! You can check out her blog to see more great projects.

So, this was the challenge - to use Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla. What a beautiful color palette to work with!

To make the card, I used a piece of the Bella Rose designer series paper with a pattern in Pink Pirouette. I stamped the butterfly from the new Dream du Jour set using Regal Rose. I sponged ink along the edges with Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose ink pads. I layered that onto a Chocolate Chip and then Regal Rose panels. Next, I used my aqua painter to paint two flowers from the Pretties Kit. Once they were dry, I added a Build-a-Brad with a vanilla half pearl (saw this on Beate's blog and thought it looked really elegant!), attached with a glue dot.

For the sentiment, I colored the stamp using Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose markers and stamped it onto the Very Vanilla panel. I distressed the edges of the panel and layered it onto Chocolate Chip. I used the scallop edge punch along the edge of my Certainly Celery card (with a little paper piercing thrown in for good measure) and added a little Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery ribbon.

Whew! It sounds like a lot more work than it actually was. It came together very quickly - I had enough time to put it together while my 4 year old had his "quiet time" in his room for his allotted 30 minutes. I can't wait to see what Kristina comes up with!
Stamps: Dream du Jour
Paper: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla cardstock, Bella Rose dsp
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, paper piercing mat and awl, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Pretties Kit, Build-a-Brad

24 comments:

Cindy Major said...

Oh, wow, absolutely stunning!!! I love everything you used on your card - it comes together beautifully! One of my faves from the challenge, for sure! :D

Cindy

Megan said...

So Pretty! Love it! :)

Catherine said...

and a lovely card... top ten =)

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Andrea said...

First time huh? Don't think it should be your last either. You did a great job, I love what you created.

Shawntel said...

I love everything about your card! The scallops are beautiful and the flower is gorgeous! The center of your flower is great, I must have missed that on Beate's blog! Also you gotta love taffeta it is perfect for your card!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

nelliemaeii said...

So pretty!!

Brycia said...

Prettiest card I've seen with Dreams Du Jour yet!!! Beautiful!

Donnalynny said...

loved your card! I discovered the Kwerner site this summer and it is my favorite to see updates on my google reader.

travelingmama said...

This is just gorgeous! Congrats on top 10!!

kareNstampZ said...

you're right a lovely flower - well done

Two Happy Stampers said...

Love the design and style of your card! The big flowers are beautiful! Congrats!

StampBug72 said...

CONGRATS ON TOP TEN! I'M A FELLOW TOP 10'ER FOR THE COLOR INSPIRATION #20

WAY TO GO FELLOW STAMPER!

HAPPY STAMPING!
JAIME AKA STAMPBUG72 on SCS
http://stampbug72.blogspot.com/

Stamp With Linz said...

Just lovely, congrats on the top 10!

Becky said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers and ribbon! Congrats on the top 10!

sarahjane said...

Congratulations on making Top 10! It's a Beautiful card.

Sherri said...

Your card is stunning! Congrats on making top 10!

Anthonette said...

I agree with others, this card is stunning! Congrats on being in the Top 10. I love the distressed edge on the one layer.

Laurie said...

Congrats on making the Top Ten!

carly and blair said...

love the quote! great card! :-)

Brooke S said...

Congrats on making the top ten. Your card is beautiful. I love the layout and all the layers.
Hugs
Brooke

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

Thank you, Jen, for your creations. I love them!

x x Marie-Josee